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luv431 Ninjacise Don't Forget To Breathe

Ninjacise… Don’t Forget To Breathe

25 years ago i started working for a record label called Ninja Tune. i realized this because of all the 25th anniversary posts for Coldcut’s Let Us Play album, which was the first release i worked. my 12 years there were an amazing experience. the music, artists and Ninja Tune family i toiled with hold a special place in my heart. so i pay tribute with this older mixtape made in 2003, half way through my tenure at the label, for the radio show Plaisirs Synthétiques on CISM in Montreal. knowing the hosts were big fans of the label i played them an all Ninja Tune set with some choice deep cuts and newer goodies. originally in two parts the more upbeat front end (Ninjacise…) is expertly spliced together with a more relaxed second set (Don’t Forget To Breathe). beats ‘n’ pieces for the little Ninja inside all of us.
image : original ad from a local weekly i answered in 1997 to get the job at Ninja Tune. in the end everything listed in the ad came true, to a certain extent.
Tracklist:
  1. Ataride – Wagon Christ – Ninja Tune (2001)
  2. Sweetsmoke (Manitoba mix) – Mr. Scruff – Ninja Tune (2003)
  3. Sweetsmoke – Mr. Scruff – Ninja Tune (2002)
  4. Murda – Pest – Ninja Tune (2003)
  5. Half Step (Doctor Rockit mix) – DJ Food – Ninja Tune (1996)
  6. Fish Dances (Plaid remix) – Irresistible Force – Ninja Tune (1999)
  7. Salvation (Ashley Beedle’s Heaven & Earth) – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Ninja Tune (1998)
  8. Outer Space / Inner Space – Flanger – Ninja Tune (2001)
  9. Ground Running – Homelife – Ninja Tune (2003)
  10. Dreamy Days SFA Dub – Roots Manuva – Big Dada (2002)
  11. The Crow (dub) – DJ Food – Ninja Tune (2000)
  12. The Great Drive By – Funki Porcini – Ninja Tune (2001)
  13. Re:volution (Bounty Beats) – Coldcut – Ninja Tune (2001)
  14. 4 Ton Mantis (Bonobo mix) – Amon Tobin – Ninja Tune (2000)
  15. (intro to) Break In – Skalpel – Ninja Tune (2003)
  16. Check Fraud (Kid Koala’s Space Cadet E003 Remix) – Fog – Ninja Tune (2002)
  17. Quite Spectacular – Hint – Hombré (2003)

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luv430 The Mighty Twelve Inch

The Mighty Twelve Inch

for the twelfth anniversary mixtape up on dj luv’s records i decided it was time to honour the mighty twelve inch record. all of the tracks in this mix are full side cuts from 12” singles, this dj’s preferred medium when rockin’ and shockin’ the party. groove by the foot to killer choons from devastating beat creators courtesy of sweet daddy luv. 12 years running, thanks for listening.
image : Steven I. Welch
Tracklist:
  1. Hi-Tech Dreams – Mad Mike – Underground Resistance (2007)
  2. excerpt from I’m Your Pusher – Ice-T – Sire (1988)
  3. Duty – Beneath – Tectonic (2013)
  4. Astral – Ellen Allien – Bpitch Control (2004)
  5. Jet Set (Buckfunk 3000 Mix) – The Strike Boys – Wall Of Sound (1999)
  6. Disparate – Champion + Four Tet – Text Records (2016)
  7. Index – Pépé Bradock – Atavisme (2020)
  8. Wiretap – Alex Coulton – Tempa (2015)
  9. Do It Harder – Submission – Jus’ Trax (1994)
  10. excerpt from Latitude By Observation (Ordinance Survey Mix) – Diaskeaust – Fuel (2000)
  11. Hold Me – Cooly G – Hyperdub (2014)
  12. Latitude By Observation (Ordinance Survey Mix) – Diaskeaust – Fuel (2000)
  13. This Is It – Tony Senghore – Horehaus (2000)
  14. Dat Gun Slinger – Environmental Science – Skint (1997)
  15. The Truth – Paul Wolford presents Bobby Peru – 20:20 Vision (2007)
  16. Honour – Depth Charge – DC Recordings (2002)
  17. Hot Blood – Psychonauts – Mo Wax (1999)
  18. Moon – Emi Ono – Hotflush Recordings (2008)
  19. Human Meadow (Luke Vibert Remix) – Falty DL – Planet Mu (2009)
  20. Dodgem – Al Tourettes – Apple Pips (2009)
  21. The Shape Of Trance To Come – Lorenzo Senni – Warp (2017)
  22. Love – Kromestar – Antisocial Entertainment / Clocqworq Recordings (2010)

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luv429 Adamantine Wallop

Adamantine Wallop

an aural glimpse into that formative moment in jazz, spanning the end of the 50s through to the beginning of the 60s, known as hard bop. sounds were changing. bop was changing. jazz was changing. times were changing. nothing wrong with that when it yields such fine results.
image : Mooney Strongbottom
Tracklist:
  1. Talkin’ About – Tina Brooks – Blue Note (1961/2021)
  2. Jacqui – Clifford Brown and Max Roach – EmArcy / Verve / UMe (1955/2021)
  3. Ee-Ah – Sonny Rollins – Prestige / DOXY (1961/2016)
  4. Arietis – Freddie Hubbard – Blue Note (1962/2014)
  5. Move – Lou Donaldson – Blue Note (1958/2022)
  6. Ugh! – Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers – Elektra / Savoy Records (1957/1977)
  7. Going, Going, Gong! – J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding – Impulse! (1961)
  8. The Late Late Blues – Milt Jackson and John Coltrane – Atlantic (1961)
  9. Love For Sale – Julian “Cannonball” Adderley – Blue Note (1958)
  10. It Ain’t Necessarily So – Grant Green – Blue Note (1962/2020)
  11. Love Walked In – Sonny Clark – Blue Note (1957/2022)

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luv428 Modern +

Modern +

in the late sixties and early seventies the drinking water in Europe started to show traces of the funk. initially showing up in major urban centers it slowly spread all over the continent. by the late seventies funk was rampant and the long term affects are still being felt today. here are a few examples of what happened to the music coming out of Europe after the contagion of funk first started creeping in. fortunately, there was no turning back.
image : The Royal Beatrice Raphelena
Tracklist:
  1. The Recluse – Cymande – Janus Records / Mr Bongo (1974/2018)
  2. Drug Song – Janko Nilovic – Editions Montparnasse 2000 / Underdog Records (1975/2015)
  3. Use Me – Ultrafunk – Contempo / Trading Places (1975/2020)
  4. Ode To Billy Joe – Karin Krog & Dexter Gordon – Sonet / Light In the Attic (1970/2015)
  5. Halucal – Cos – Plus Records / Finders Keepers Records (1974/2021)
  6. No Way – Keith Papworth – Music De Wolfe / Fat Beats (1975/2022)
  7. The Feed-Back – The Group – RCA Italiana / Schema (1970/2014)
  8. Vitamin C – Can – United Artists Records / Spoon Records / Mute (1972/2017)
  9. Funky Dla Franki – Laboratorium – Polskie Nagrania Muza (1976/2016)
  10. Rien Ne Va Plus – Funk Factory – ATCO Records / Be With Records (1975/2016)
  11. 1973 Carmen Avenue – Airto Fogo – Decca / Pharaway Sounds (1976/2017)
  12. Hromovka (Thunderhouse) – Emil Viklický Studio Big Band – Vampi Soul (1979/2009)

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luv427 Stumbled Into

Stumbled Into

so i was wandering around the Record Canyon the other day when i tripped up and stumbled into this deep mix of idm and abstract house. it might trip you up as well.
image : Swaddled Tuvey
Tracklist:
  1. Willow Patch Wormhole / Neon Bridge – Secret Frequency Crew – Touchin’ Bass (2005)
  2. Making Friends With The Invader – Andrew Weatherall – Byrd Out (2018)
  3. TB2 – Piezo with K-LONE – Wisdom Teeth (2022)
  4. Four Steps I – Alexandre Bazin – Umor Rex (2022)
  5. African Man (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Louderbauer Remix) – Tony Allen – Jazz Village (2015)
  6. White Cigarettes – Konrad Black – Swayzak Recordings (2002)
  7. Hold On – Black Jazz Chronicles – Nuphonic (1997)
  8. 4 AM Exhale (Dave DK Accellerator Mx) – The Orb – Kompakt (2017)
  9. Levitating Pharoahs (Full Frontal Spacehead Ambient Mix) – DJ Mad A & Dr. Stevie The Ambient Guru – Smiling C (1990/2019)
  10. Arria – Daniel Maunick – Far Out Recordings (2022)
  11. Styge – Ed Chamberlain – BaseLogic / Lapsus Records (2007/2021)
  12. untitled side A track 2 – BEAUTIFULPLACE – BEAUTIFULPLACE (2020)
  13. You Are Loved – Four Tet – Text Records (2017)
  14. Bloscid – Boxcutter – Planet Mu (2007)
  15. Mouves (FaltyDL Remix) – Tropics – Planet Mu (2010)

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luv426 Skinny Ties

Skinny Ties

bouncing between the guard rails of punk and mainstream radio rock this mixtape finds common ground in power pop. where household names and total unknowns use the forward thrust of chugging chords and driving drums to create a chewed up late 70s / early 80s bubblegum pop sound and energy that hits a bunch of my nostalgia centers.
image : Guy Departees
Tracklist:
  1. Photograph – The Movies – Snap Shot Records / Mean Bean Records (1982/2020)
  2. Ask For Jill – The dB’s – Albion Records (1982)
  3. Soul Kitchen – X – Slash Records (1980)
  4. A Hundred Feet Away – Joan Jett And The Blackhearts – Blackheart Records / Epic (1983)
  5. I’ve Done Everything For You – Rick Springfield – RCA (1980)
  6. Love Comes In Spurts – Richard Hell And The Voidoids – Sire (1977)
  7. Key Of E – John Lovsin – Terminal Records / Superior Viaduct (1982/2020)
  8. Government Center – Jonathan Richman – Beserkley (1975)
  9. What I Like About You – The Romantics – Epic / Columbia Special Products (1979/1980)
  10. Is This Real? – The Wipers – Park Avenue Records / Jackpot Records (1979/2014)
  11. Some Of My Lies Are True (Sooner Or Later) – Huey Lewis And The News – Chrysalis (1980)
  12. Stuck On You – The Toasters – Bagel Records / Mean Bean Records (1979/2022)
  13. I Didn’t Have The Nerve To Say No – Blondie – Chrysalis (1977)
  14. Girl U Want – Devo – Warner Bros. (1980)
  15. Just What I Needed – The Cars – Elektra (1978)
  16. 867-5309/Jenny – Tommy Tutone – Columbia / K-Tel International (1981/1982)
  17. Guilty As A Killer Wave – The Toms – Feel It Records (1979/2020)
  18. Can’t Stop the World – Go-Go’s – I.R.S. Records (1981)

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luv425 Purely Refractive

Purely Refractive

wind blows music into the room. washes of sound and drum patterns fill the space, making it seem larger than it appears to be. as the sound waves bounce around they begin lifting you up in a gentle cradle of refracted frequencies. both alert and relaxed, gently moving to the ebb and flow of rhythms, you start to drift away.
image : Lesser Fennels
Tracklist:
  1. Glacier – Drum Island – Apollo (1997)
  2. Survival – A Guy Called Gerald – Juice Box (1995)
  3. Galapagos (Version One) (remixed by Spring Heel Jack) – Tortoise – Thrill Jockey (1996)
  4. Repertoire – J. Majik – Metalheadz (1997)
  5. Balaklava – Pessimist – A14 (2016)
  6. Diskophrenia (Seba & Lo-Tek Remix) – Ralph Lundsten – Svek (1998)
  7. Complex – Photek – Photek (1995)
  8. Gas Leak (Coma remix) – Sonorous Star – Catskills Records (1997)
  9. Lazarus – Boymerang – Regal (1997)
  10. Kairo – Spacetime Continuum – Reflective / Astralwerks (1996)
  11. Rain Fall – L.T.J. Bukem – Looking Good Records (1995)
  12. The Chase The Escape – Jacob’s Optical Stairway – R&S Records (1995)
  13. Kauna – Aquasky – Moving Shadow (1996)

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luv420 luv's 420 joint

luv’s 420 joint

when dj luv’s records started i had the idea of making a mixtape dedicated to marijuana. every mix up here was made in a haze of pot smoke so it was inevitable that time and inspiration would coalesce into luv’s 420 joint. an epic journey that crosses many genres and eras exhibiting how this glorious weed is for everyone and all can reap it’s benefits. to quote Louis Armstrong :
“We did call ourselves Vipers, which could have been anybody from all walks of life that smoked and respected ‘gage’. That was our cute little name for marijuana… We always looked at pot as a sort of medicine, a cheap drunk and with much better thoughts than one that’s full of liquor… the respect for it (gage) will stay with me forever. I have every reason to say these words and am proud to say them. From experience.”
so from one viper to another, happy 4/20. now take a hit off luv’s 420 joint.
image : Don Willis on weed
Tracklist:
  1. excerpt from The History Of Marijuana : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  2. I’m Gonna Get High – Tampa Red and The Chicago Five – Bluebird / Stash Records Inc. (1937/1977)
  3. excerpt from Turning Arnold On (from Arnold’s Wrecking Co.) – East Coast Records (1973)
  4. Weed – The High & Mighty – Rawkus (1999)
  5. excerpt of Turning Arnold On (from Arnold’s Wrecking Co.) – East Coast Records (1973)
  6. Smokin’ Cheeba-Cheeba – Harlem Underground – Paul Winley Records / Demon Records (1976/2020)
  7. excerpt from Physical Effects : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  8. Theme From Mary Jane (from Mary Jane) – Mike Clifford – Sidewalk / Reel Time (1967/2012)
  9. subway train from The New CBS Audio-File Sound Effects Library – Columbia Special Products (1977)
  10. Big High Song For Somebody – Roy Glenn – Pesky Serpent Records (????)
  11. subway train from The New CBS Audio-File Sound Effects Library – Columbia Special Products (1977)
  12. Killin’ Jive – The Cats & The Fiddle – Bluebird / Fantastic Voyage (1939/2013)
  13. excerpt from Toledo Window Box – George Carlin – Little David Records (1974)
  14. Till Sun’s In Your Eyes – DJ Vadim ft. Motion Man and Blurum 13 – Ninja Tune (2002)
  15. excerpt from Toledo Window Box – George Carlin – Little David Records (1974)
  16. Mary Jane Is To Love – Sweet Smoke – Jan-Gi Rcords / Amy / Stoned Records (1968/1997)
  17. excerpt from 1st Gear, 2nd Gear (from Up In Smoke) – Cheech & Chong – Warner Bros. (1978)
  18. Sweet Leaf – Black Sabbath – Vertigo / Warner Bros. (1971)
  19. Marijuanaut’s Theme – Sleep – Third Man Records (2018)
  20. excerpt from Making Love : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  21. Mary Jane – Rick James – Gordy – (1978/1984)
  22. excerpt from Love Of Grass – The Conception Corporation – Cotillion (1970)
  23. I Love Marijuana – Linval Thompson – Trojan Records / Music On Vinyl (1978/2019)
  24. Free The Marijuana – Audio Active ft. Bim Sherman – On-U Sound (1994)
  25. excerpt from Cruisin’ With Pedro De Pacas – Cheech & Chong – Ode Records (1971)
  26. Bring Me Weed – Sherwood & Pinch – On-U Sound / Tectonic (2013)
  27. excerpt from 1st Gear, 2nd Gear (from Up In Smoke) – Cheech & Chong – Warner Bros. (1978)
  28. One Toke Over The Line – Brewer & Shipley – Kama Sutra / Geffen / Universal Music / Music On Vinyl (1970/2019)
  29. excerpt from Fear And Loathing In Las VegasJohnny Depp – Geffen / Universal Music / Music On Vinyl (1998/2019)
  30. excerpt from Psychological Effects : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  31. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Bob Dylan – Columbia (1966)
  32. excerpt from I Tried It Once, It Just Gave Me A Headache – Lenny Bruce – Lenny Bruce / Comedy Dynamics (1964/2020)
  33. All The Jive Is Gone – Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds Of Joy – Decca / Stash Records. Inc. (1936/1976)
  34. Quinton’s On The Way (Skit) – The Pharcyde – Delicious Vinyl (1992)
  35. Pack The Pipe – The Pharcyde – Delicious Vinyl (1992)
  36. excerpt from The Alphabet Song – David Peel & The Lower East Side – Elektra (1968)
  37. Greenery – Quasimoto – Stones Throw Records (2005)
  38. One Draw – Rita Marley – Tuff Gong (1981)
  39. excerpt from Love Of Grass – The Conception Corporation – Cotillion (1970)
  40. Big Spliff – Ralph Thomas – Zebra Jazz / Soul Jazz Records (1980/2009)
  41. excerpts from A Better World (Are You Cool With That?) – Bill Hicks – Comedy Dynamics (1993/2016)
  42. excerpt from Everything They Tell You About Pot Is A Lie (Play The Sitar) – Bill Hicks – Comedy Dynamics (1993/2016)
  43. Cosplay – Panda Bear – Domino (2015)
  44. excerpt from Listening To Music : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  45. Sin Semilla Kaya Dub – The Upsetters – Clocktower Records (1981)
  46. Acapulco Gold Filters – Cheech & Chong – Ode Records (1971)
  47. Marijuana In My Brain – Dillinger – Jamaica Sound / Radiation Roots (1978/2019)
  48. Stoned Again (from Arnold’s Wrecking Co.) – Adom – East Coast Records (1973)
  49. I Got Stoned And I Missed It – Shel Silverstein – Columbia (1972)
  50. Up In Smoke (from Up In Smoke) – Cheech & Chong – Warner Bros. (1978)
  51. Illegal Smile – John Prine – Atlantic (1971)
  52. excerpt from The History Of Marijuana : A Child’s Garden Of Grass (A Pre-Legalization Comedy)Ron Jacobs – Elektra (1971)
  53. Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die (Solo Version) – Willie Nelson – Legacy (2013)

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luv424 Ampulex Dementor

Ampulex Dementor

a swarm of techno buzzin’ around your brainbox while you wig out in the middle of a filthy warehouse space at 10 in the morning. you’re covered with the grime of a whole night of intense partying and are finely attuned to the hive. it’s the beat that connects, and the beat don’t stop. so you don’t stop.
image : Lemmy Paxton
Tracklist:
  1. Fred’s Geisha – Super Groupies – Sockett (1996) > buy link
  2. Slot Machine – School Of Thought – Natural Music (1996) > buy link
  3. The Dancing Box – James T. Cotton – Spectral Sound (2004) > buy link
  4. Break Force – Helena Hauff – Werkdiscs (2013) > buy link
  5. Puch – Foam Electric – Mutter (2002)
  6. Atmos Fear ‘12 – Roy Of The Ravers – Winthorpe Electronics (2020) > buy link
  7. Das Programm – Fjaak – Monkeytown Records (2016) > buy link
  8. Orion – Joey Beltram – Warp (1994) > buy link
  9. Earth-Sinking-Into-Water – Surgeon – Dynamic Tension (2018) > buy link
  10. Fashion Show – Oliver Huntemann – Confused Recordings (2006) > buy link
  11. Sweepstake – I-f – Viewlexx (1995) > buy link
  12. Unwanted – Brian Aneurysm – Spectral Sound (2005) > buy link
  13. Echo Location – The Suburban Knight – Underground Resistance (1996) > buy link
  14. The Floor – Carl Craig presents Paperclip People – Open (1996) > buy link
  15. Natural Impasse – Avalon Emerson – Spectral Sound (2016) > buy link

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luv243 Ennio Above Suspicion

Ennio Above Suspicion

just over 10 years ago i put up a mixtape of Ennio Morricone’s spaghetti western soundtracks called A Gringo Like Ennio (luv112). when tackling a mixtape of Morricone’s compositions part of the challenge is what to choose, considering the hundreds of soundtracks he has composed. that’s why i chose all westerns for the first Ennio solo. a decade on here’s a second all Ennio mix, the theme : crime and suspense. a moody blend of movie music magic for those who love all things Ennio.
image : Thammad Mead
Tracklist:
  1. Città Violenta (from Città Violenta a.k.a. Violent City) – Ennio Morricone – RCA / Dagored (1970/2015)
  2. Dialogo No 2 (from Le Clan des Siciliens a.k.a. The Sicilian Clan) – Ennio Morricone – 20th Century Fox Records / Label Panthéon / Decca / Universal Music France (1969/2020) > buy link
  3. Al Capone (from The Untouchables) – Ennio Morricone – A&M (1987) > buy link
  4. Indagine (from Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto a.k.a. Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion) – Ennio Morricone – Cinevox / Dagored (1981/2001) > buy link
  5. Le Grand Air De La Collaboration (from René La Canne) – Ennio Morricone – Polydor / Telson (1977)
  6. Fuga In Svizzera – (from Der Richter und sein Henker a.k.a. End Of The Game) – Ennio Morricone – Dagored (1975/2019)
  7. Dangerous Curves – (from Le casse a.k.a. The Burglars) – Ennio Morricone – Bell Records (1971/1972)
  8. Trafelato (from Giornata nera per l’ariete a.k.a. The Fifth Cord) – Ennio Morricone – Dagored (2001)
  9. Cinque Quarti (from Il bandito dagli occhi azzurri a.k.a The Blue-Eyed Bandit) – Ennio Morricone – CAM Sugar / Decca (1980/2021) > buy link
  10. Espion Lève-Toi (Final) (from Espion Lève-Toi) – Ennio Morricone – Kébec-Disc / Général Music (1982) > buy link
  11. Inseguimento e Fuga (from Revolver) – Ennio Morricone – General Music / Dagored (1973/2000)
  12. Un uomo da rispettare (from Un uomo da rispettare a.k.a. The Master Touch) – Ennio Morricone – CBS / Superior Viaduct (1972/2017) > buy link
  13. The Link (from The Link a.k.a. Blood Link) – Ennio Morricone – Dagored (1982/2014) > buy link
  14. One Flugel Horn (from Frantic) – Ennio Morricone – Elektra (1988) > buy link
  15. Le Retour (Sur Le Nom De Bach) (from Le Professionnel) – Ennio Morricone – Kébec-Disc / Général Music (1981) > buy link